Minneapolis BLM Riot: $30M Affordable Housing Complex Under Construction Burned to The Ground

Chris Menahan
May. 28, 2020

A $30 million affordable housing project under construction in Minneapolis was burned to the ground in spectacular fashion during the Black Lives Matter riot on Wednesday night.

"The six-story, 190-unit affordable housing project had been slated to open in the spring of 2021," Twin Cities Business reported on Thursday. "A city of Minneapolis worksheet on the project listed the total development cost at approximately $37 million, including contingency and reserve funds; land and construction costs were about $30 million."

"David Wellington, executive vice president of Wellington Management, declined comment on Thursday morning."

Here's the money shot:

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Journalists from the Star Tribune appear to have gotten footage of the fire shortly after it was first set:

Tons of other buildings were similarly set ablaze and looted.

Firefighters were attacked earlier in the night by rioters while responding to fires at an AutoZone.

The AutoZone building also later went up in flames.

Check AlphaNewsNM for the best livestreams of the night.

[Post updated with addition info on the housing complex.]

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